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October 23, 2021 @ 11:37 pm

Ep 91: A Conversation With Jason Perez On Colonialism In Board Games

Marc sits down with Jason Perez from Shelf Stories to talk about colonialism in board games. Along the way they also touch on social media, moral philosophy, and a couple of tangential rants, as is tradition. 

0:30 - Jason's projects
9:25 - Critique of Puerto Rico
25:40 - Endeavor: Age of Sail and the challenge of moral consequences
30:50 - Marc's tangential rant about (and spoiling) The Last Duel
34:39 - Jason gets his own tangential rant in for good measure
38:50 - Recognizing the player's perspectives
41:33 - The way social media distorts our perspective
52:36 - Everyone seems to care more about hypocrisy than the issues
59:16 - What to do as a designer
1:05:16 - Fantasy/Sci-fi colonization games
1:08:24 - Cultivating a better community

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Music: Sailing The Solar Wind by Abstraction

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October 10, 2021 @ 11:46 pm

Ep 90: Card and Dice Poll Discussion

Marc sits down with Erik Twice, Ryan LaFlamme, and Andrew Holmes to ask each of them about their approaching to selecting their 10 greatest board games of all time. 

3:21 - Erik Twice's approach to selecting his top 10
7:41 - Why Netrunner?
12:27 - Why Sherlock Holmes Consulting Detective?
17:57 - Erik's predictions
25:08 - Cosmic Encounter as board game comedy
34:48 - Erik's thoughts on the top 10
45:01 - Ryan LaFlamme's approach to selecting his top 10
49:28 - Why Triomphe?
53:42 - Why Agricola?
56:29 - Why Monopoly?
1:00:35 - Ryan's predictions
1:01:59 - Ryan's thoughts on the top 10
1:10:47 - Andrew Holmes' approach to selecting his top 10
1:16:41 - Why Whist?
1:22:37 - Why Gloomhaven?
1:29:32 - Andrew's thoughts on the top 10

Music: Sailing The Solar Wind by Abstraction

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October 3, 2021 @ 5:35 pm

Ep 89: Dice, Fights, and Dividends: Some First Impressions

Marc and Ben talk about a few of the new games they've been playing. They're...all good? It feels weird to have an episode this positive, but there you go.

0:58 - Dice Command
11:55 - Battle for Biternia
31:37 - Boardgames: The Board Game (The Card Game)
43:03 - Union Station
54:19 - The part where I call out Gil Hova about an extremely unimportant opinion
1:01:57 - Robotech: Reconstruction
1:08:22 - Card and Dice Poll information

Music: Sailing The Solar Wind by Abstraction

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